Need an extra unit to graduate? Give us two days.

These courses are designed to allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while at the same time learning about the latest trends and hot topics in a variety of areas. Courses are currently offered in political science, public administration, and sociology. Each course consists of only two class meetings; typically a Friday/Saturday combination. Community members are also welcome to enroll.

Financial Aid
Courses may be eligible for financial aid if the student is using the units within their major to complete their degree. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Courses meet on the SDSU campus. Classroom numbers are listed with each course.

Courses typically meet on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday of the following week. Specific start and end times vary. These courses are offered during the fall and spring terms. Additional courses may be added throughout the semester; check back for updates.

Course Level
These are undergraduate, upper-division courses. Each course is one unit.

Grading is on a Credit/No Credit basis. No letter grades will be assigned. Students must attend all meetings and complete all assignments to receive credit.

You may register online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the College of Extended Studies Registration Office in the Gateway Center, facing Hardy Avenue. Be sure to register early; courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.

Transferring Credit
Students from other universities should first check with their school to make sure these units will transfer. Approval is up to the receiving institution.

For more information, please contact or call (619) 594-3946.


Student Success Stories

Professor Murren has real-world experience that he applied to this course to make it very interesting! I loved how it was a quick and easy way to get my one credit I needed to graduate. I definitely feel more informed now about best practices in regard to international development.

— Kaitlin Mayfield

I really enjoyed the course [Use of Mediation in Police Work]; it helped me graduate on time. The instructor was amazing. I learned way more than I expected — how mediation is used in many different settings such as large events like marches and speaking engagements. We learned the steps to mediation, then role-played how to mediate in particular situations. I highly recommend a one-unit course to anyone who is looking for one more unit.

— Shelby Brown

I took a one-unit sociology class with Professor Justin Brooks [Wrongful Convictions]. It was by far the best class I have taken at San Diego State. He offered refreshing viewpoints regarding our criminal justice system while ensuring that his students were informed and entertained. I HIGHLY recommend his class to any and all majors. He is profound and the class is a 10.

— Jade Settoon


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2018 Fall
CJ 0596.01 Impeachment, Removal, and Special Counsel

Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including Nixon's de facto impeachment, practically limitless grounds for impeachment, presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment covering: conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

Course Date(s)
October 5 - October 13
2018 Fall
P A 0496.02 Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigations

The course provides an overview of various forensic sciences and their relation to the presentation of evidence and issues of law. The course examines the impact of forensics on the administration of justice and on criminal cases through practical demonstrations and case studies. Topics include crime scene investigations, fingerprint evidence, trace evidence, DNA, and firearms.

Course Date(s)
October 12 - October 20
2018 Fall
P A 0496.09 Crime and Film

This course examines the social construction of crime and the criminal justice system throughout the history of film and the film industry's effects on attitudes, perceptions, politics, and society at large.

Course Date(s)
September 21 - September 29
2018 Fall
POL S0496.04 What is International Development?

Various theories and practices of international development are utilized everyday to address poverty, hunger, lack of water, and other challenges experienced by billions of people. This course provides an overview of theories, practices, critiques, and case studies/projects that the instructor has worked on in his fifteen-year career in international environment development.

Course Date(s)
November 2 - November 10
James Murren